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Mesopotamia et Babylonia Old map Babylon Cellarius 1796



Babylon and Mesopotamia.

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 Mesopotamia et Babylonia Old map Babylon Cellarius 1796

Title: Mesopotamia Et Babylonia Fluminibus Secundum Veterem Tabulam Ductis.

Description: Mesopotamia et Babylonia antique old map of Babylon and Mesopotamia copperplate engraved with handcoloring.

History: Around 150 BC, Mesopotamia was under the control of the Parthians. Mesopotamia became a battleground between the Romans and Parthians, with parts of Mesopotamia coming under ephemeral Roman control.

 In AD 226, it fell to the Sassanid Persians and remained under Persian rule until the 7th century Arab Islamic conquest of the Sassanid Empire. A number of primarily neo Assyrian and Christian native Mesopotamian states existed between the 1st century BC and 3rd century AD, including Adiabene, Osroene, and Hatra.

18th-century original engraved map with fine detailed coloring by hand.

Origin: Geographia Antiqua, London, 1796.
Cartographer Mapmaker: Christophorus Cellarius (C. Keller)

Mapmaker: Christophorous Cellarius (1638-1707)
A professor of Geography who held positions in Weimar and Halle Germany.

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Sheet app.: 38.5 x 35.5 cm. 15 x 10 inches.
Image app.: 30.5 x 20 cm. 12 x 8 inches.
Condition: Folding map. In excellent condition.